A Very Fine Georgian Silver Entree Dish London 1826 by William Eaton

A Very Fine Georgian Silver Entree Dish London 1826
An extremely good quality solid silver George IV entree dish of shaped rectangular cushion form. Decorated with shell and scroll borders to base and cover. The removable cast silver handle decorated with detailed applied relief scrolling foliage.
The lid is crested to one side with an armorial above the motto: Hinc Spes Effulget: which means: "Hope shines forth". The other side with an arm holding a sword.
Clearly marked for London 1826 by William Eaton to all three parts.
The dish is in superb  original condition. Very good gauge silver with no repair or damage and only the usual very minor marks from usage. Hallmarks are all clear with little wear. The removable handle is a good tight fit and is in superb order. This would originally have been one of four and this is number 3.
Lovely colour and patina.
Length: 29cm
Width: 22cm
Height to top of handle: 15cm
Weight: 1968g or 69.4 oz. 

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